Category: Politics

Last night I dreamed an apocalypse. The dying weeks of a world gone mad, played out in spotlights of real-time in the way only a dream or high budget TV show could do, where various of my communities had packed…

A Ballot form with the options "bad choice" "worse choice"

On the plus side, if ever there was a good day to have a paternalistic, patronising, patrioteer government who doesn’t believe its citizens should be trusted to operate the heavy machinery of government, it’s today. Maybe they will just ignore…

(Then) Prime Minister Gordon Brown, September 2009, being Right: So I am both pleased and proud that, thanks to a coalition of computer scientists, historians and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activists, we have this year a chance to…

thejointstaff: Stand by what I said: Allowing homosexuals to serve openly is the right thing to do. Comes down to integrity. Adm. Mike Mullen – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The future is odd.

The Open Rights group founding was interesting. At a talk just over a couple of years ago, organised by NTK, someone suggested that an organisation to protect the rights of people in the UK would only cost a few hundred…

In World War One Forty two million people were mobilised for the Allies There were twenty two million casualties on the Allied side. There are less than ten people alive left who fought. If you could hear, at every jolt,…

For some unknown reason, possibly just the random whims and zephers of ideas that float across my mind, I have become more interested in US politics recently. This means my normal daily diet of The Daily Show (and occasionally Colbert…

So, it has become obvious that in a small area of the remainder of the British Empire is where the power is held, where once a system was put in place to divide the power so areas ruled – to…

From the Capitol Steps, to the tune of the Beach Boys’ ‘Kokomo’: Guantanamo

Another day, another super-virus. Clever Scientists, in the name of Global Understanding – which has capital letters, so must be both good and true, have recreated the Spanish Flu virus which killed an estimated 50,000,000 people in 1918, in the…